Kuka Robotics Corp., Clinton Township, Mich., has announced the appointment of Stuart Shepherd as president of Kuka Robotics. Shepherd’s responsibilities will include the company’s operations, including engineering, sales, marketing and customer service for the United States. Kuka Robotics is the North American subsidiary of Augsburg, Germany-based Kuka Roboter GmbH, a major global manufacturer of industrial robots.
Prior to joining Kuka Robotics, Shepherd was founder and president of Shepherd Solutions, a business development and management consulting firm that focused on robotic automation original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, related service organizations and technical associations. Shepherd has more than 27 years of international robotic automation industry experience in sales, marketing, engineering, operations management, customer service and training. He will report to Martin Kuhnhen, managing director of the Americas, Kuka Roboter GmbH.
“We are proud to have Stu join Kuka as we continue to grow our North American base," said Kuhnhen. “With Stu’s proven experience as an automation leader. we are confident that he will have a strong impact on Kuka Robotics’ business in the U.S.”
Kuka Robotics Corp.